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JEFF SPEAKMAN’S KENPO 5.0 SANTA FE
American Kenpo Karate has been known for its overwhelmingly practical and effective self defense techniques. We arrive at that destination by way of three things. They are efficiency of motion, effectiveness of technique and our scientific approach to the application of this information.
All of these components make this system of personal defense easy to teach and easy to learn. Now with the evolution of the Kenpo system by Jeff Speakman to include applying this system to the ground the importance of sharing this material has never been more relevant.OUR MISSION
The Potter family not only loves the art that they practice and teach but they love their students as well! Their mission is to help students to believe in themselves, not only with their abilities in the art but within their lives.OUR SCHOOL
Our school was started by instructor Mr. Tony Potter who has been studying Kenpo Karate since 1992. He began his training with Mr. Larry Hamilton, achieving his 1st Degree Black Belt in 2002. He then began privately training with Mr. Speakman and he opened the Jeff Speakman Kenpo 5.0 Santa Fe school with his wife and fellow black belt, Erika Potter, in December of 2002.
Our martial arts family not only offers self-defense classes, but it becomes the students second home, where their instructors and fellow students are there to help them achieve the most in karate and also help them achieve many goals in life.
As a martial arts school we specialize in the art of Kenpo 5.0 as revolutionized by Master Jeff Speakman. We strengthen our school and students physically through the use of bag work and power workouts multiple times per week. We are not just an art of kicking and punching but one of close-in contact self-defense which we strive to instill into every single student. We Believe we can empower the youth with skills and knowledge of the art bringing out the confident ability to protect themselves.
We have a variety of specialized programs available for any and all genders, ages, and backgrounds such as group classes, private classes, after-school program (pick up and tutoring or our year round program) and also spring, winter, and summer camps. Please see our Programs section for more detailed information.
Bring in a friend or family member and share the fun with them! Spend some time on the mat together learning self defense skills while improving your health by training. Martial arts exercise not only does the body good but helps your memory as well! Make new friends in this family oriented atmosphere!
At Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 we strive to bring out the best in everyone!
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The last two weeks I’ve written about pain, first emotional pain then last week physical pain. It’s already Thursday and normally I have my blogs written and ready to be proofread by Tuesday or Wednesday. The struggle is, this week I am writing about spiritual pain. As I take a deep breath!
Last week I touched on emotional pain. This week I would like to talk about physical pain. I have vivid memories of the physical pain that my dad was in the last 15 years of his life. It wasn’t enough that he had emotional and spiritual pain. Losing both of his parents at a relatively young age and losing two of his own children and a granddaughter. Those were tough years.
Pain is just weakness leaving the body. Our Kenpo school had this on our tournament t-shirts a few years ago. Looking back, I am not so sure it works that way. Sometimes it seems like it sticks around awhile. I wish it would leave. Ok what kind of pain am I dealing with? What kind of pain are you dealing with? Emotional, spiritual, or physical? I have a little experience with all three.
When I was a young man in my teenage years, my dad would ask me what my goals were. What did I have planned for the future? I could honestly say I had no idea. I had no clue what I wanted to do next week, much less what I wanted to do next year or for my future. Most likely, I was like most teenagers just trying to get through the day. Teenagers see so much, they hear so much.
Being a leader is different and more important than being followed. So often people are too caught up in how many friends they have on Facebook, how many people follow them on social media and forget the more important point which is, are you making a difference in their lives?
We made it through the holiday season… Dont get me wrong I love Christmas, I love the day of Christmas, I love Christmas eve, I love all of the lights (see more in his vlog below)…
Have you ever been tired? Do you ever feel like giving up? Have you ever felt like you cannot take another step forward? In your mind do you see no way out of this mess that you are in? You are not alone.
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. You’ll never know dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away. Who remembers these words, these lyrics to a song?
I am amazing. I am incredible and yes, I am a little crazy. Weekly I have my Kenpo 5.0 kids say these word at the end of class. I want them to hear these words, I want them to feel these words, and I want them to believe these words.
I am too old to do martial arts! How many times have I heard this? Or I am too busy or I will start as soon as I get in better shape. Or I will come back to class when I have sharpened up on my material. My work schedule is too hectic.